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Monday, February 18, 2013

Professor Allows Students to Cite CNN, But Not Fox News

CNNInside Higher Ed:  A Professor vs. Fox News:

Students in a political science class at West Liberty University were given an assignment recently to keep a "politics journal" in which they would record their reactions to various articles they had selected.

The instructor at the West Virginia public institution included some possible news sources, such as The Economist, BBC, CNN and The Huffington Post. But the instructor also specified that two sources could not be used. One was The Onion, which the assignment notes "is not news" and "is literally a parody."

The other barred source is the one that got the instructor -- Stephanie Wolfe -- scrutiny this week. She banned articles from Fox News, writing: "The tagline 'Fox News' makes me cringe. Please do not subject me to this biased news station. I would almost rather you print off an article from the Onion."

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Comments

It could be worse: Professor forced students to vote for Obama

Posted by: Woody | Feb 19, 2013 1:04:50 AM

Funny how the left is only for freedom of speech that agrees with their worldview.

Posted by: David Conley, CPA | Feb 19, 2013 9:09:07 AM